180.593 (19S) Digital culture, politics and youth

Sommersemester 2019

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07.03.2019 10:00 - 13:30 , V.1.34
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Lehrende/r
Tutor/in/Innen
LV-Titel englisch
Digital culture, politics and youth
LV-Art
Vorlesung-Kurs (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
6.0
Anmeldungen
11 (30 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
07.03.2019
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

The course will provide deep understanding of the relationship between digital culture, politics and youth, understanding of patterns of political communication and reception of new media within political context and ability to discuss these issues orally and in a written form. The course in addition requires active participation in seminar work on the selected research projects, creativity and self-initiative and critical contextualisation and comparison of selected problem topics.

Inhalt/e

This course is an advanced introduction to debates, empirical studies and several conceptual frameworks about the role of recent smart technologies, digital media and convergent media repertoires within the broader context of modern political culture. The purpose of the course, among others, is to provide and critically understand the complex intersections between several transformations digital media have brought to (public) communication, citizens engagement and political sphere from a narrower perspective that is focused primarily to youth as active users of recent new media. Nevertheless, the course begins with a longer tradition about digital political communication and public participation research that was once focused to several discussions about potentials of e-democracy and new participatory venues that would democratise citizens’ impact on politics. However, such optimistic visions were later on followed by many critical assertions, pointing the problems with the emergence of closed networked publics, networked individualism, hate-speech, online violence and other processes, that undermine instead to revitalise democracy. 

Within such wider perspective, the course will deliberately elaborate major transformations and changeable forms of representations and choices made by political institutions, politicians, political parties within rapidly changeable technological platforms. In addition, the course will analyse the transformation of political campaigns through digital media, the ambivalent role of digital media in political communication, and critically evaluate new political platforms within the existing social media and online communication. Several case studies and major references will be discussed from the perspective of youth, asking, for instance, how and in what sense the youth as “digital natives” adopt and use recent smart devices in order to participate as digital activists or digital citizens on the local, national and global level. Such perspective will therefore require a fresh focus on concepts such as digital media, identity, engagement and participation, public sphere, consumption and creation, as well as theoretical and analytical engagement of students with selected publications in the most prominent journals from communication and new media studies.

Literatur

• Lindgren, S. Digital Media and Society. Sage.

• Mossberger K. et al. Digital Citizenship. The MIT Press.

• Chadwick, A. Internet Politics. Oxford University Press. 

• Dahlgren, P. Media and Political Engagement: Citizens, Communication, and Democracy. Cambridge University Press.

Additional seminar readings and other materials will be provided during the course.

Prüfungsinformationen

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

The final grade will consist of two equal parts: 

a) Participation in seminar class discussion and group presentation, which will address a selected topic of the course content will constitute 50% of the final grade. Format and content of the presentation will be discussed during the first meeting of the course.

b) Final (individual) essay of 8 -10 pages (single-spaced, typed, 12-point font) on a selected topic is worth 50% of your grade. The list of topics and formal characteristics of the essay will be discussed during the first meeting of the course.

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 812, Version: 18W.1)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 180.593 Digital culture, politics and youth (2.0h VC / 6.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3. Semester empfohlen
  • Masterstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 812, Version: 11W.1)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 180.593 Digital culture, politics and youth (2.0h VC / 6.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Informationsmanagement (SKZ: 922, Version: 13W.2)
    • Fach: Kompetenzerweiterung (Wahlfach)
      • 6.2.1 Nach Wahl aus folgendem Katalog siehe Seite 13-14 im Curriculum ( 0.0h VO,VC,KS / 8.0 ECTS)
        • 180.593 Digital culture, politics and youth (2.0h VC / 6.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Informationsmanagement (SKZ: 922, Version: 13W.2)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 180.593 Digital culture, politics and youth (2.0h VC / 6.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Media and Convergence Management (SKZ: 150, Version: 13W.2)
    • Fach: Gebundene Wahlfächer I (Electives I) - Media and Communication (MC) (Wahlfach)
      • Special Topics in Media and Convergence Management I ( 2.0h VK / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 180.593 Digital culture, politics and youth (2.0h VC / 6.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Media and Convergence Management (SKZ: 150, Version: 13W.2)
    • Fach: Gebundene Wahlfächer II (Wahlfach)
      • Electives II ( 0.0h XX / 8.0 ECTS)
        • 180.593 Digital culture, politics and youth (2.0h VC / 6.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3. Semester empfohlen
  • Masterstudium Medien, Kommunikation und Kultur (SKZ: 841, Version: 09W.1)
    • Fach: Medien, Kultur und sozialer Wandel (Pflichtfach)
      • Vorlesung mit Kurs ( 2.0h VK / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 180.593 Digital culture, politics and youth (2.0h VC / 6.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Medien, Kommunikation und Kultur (SKZ: 841, Version: 09W.1)
    • Fach: Friedensstudien (Wahlfach)
      • Besonderen Studienbereichs Friedensstudien ( 0.0h XX / 8.0 ECTS)
        • 180.593 Digital culture, politics and youth (2.0h VC / 6.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Medien, Kommunikation und Kultur (SKZ: 841, Version: 09W.1)
    • Fach: Information und Gesellschaft (Wahlfach)
      • Vorlesung mit Kurs ( 2.0h VK / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 180.593 Digital culture, politics and youth (2.0h VC / 6.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Visuelle Kultur (SKZ: 655, Version: 18W.1)
    • Fach: Cultural Studies und Visuelle Medien (Wahlfach)
      • 12 Cultural Studies und Visuelle Medien ( 0.0h VO, SE, PM, VC, PS, KS, UE / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 180.593 Digital culture, politics and youth (2.0h VC / 6.0 ECTS)

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